What's in a Name?

September 07, 2023

Building your own business – and controlling your own future – is exciting. But it’s risky, too, without the support of a company to help you succeed.

At Farm Bureau, you have the freedom to run your business the way you want with the backing of a company that has a reputation people respect. 

A Name Backed by 80 Years of Trust

Farm Bureau has been supporting communities since 1939, when the state farm bureau in Iowa founded a company focused on the unique liability needs of farmers. It grew over time to add auto, home, property and life insurance as well as wealth management, all without losing its focus on agriculture.

When you become a Farm Bureau agent, the strength of that name is behind you. Client/members know that they can call their agent anytime, day or night, if they need help.  In fact, with record storms in recent years, our client/members have had to rely on us more than ever, and our agents have been there for them.

Our client/members often have their checks in hand before other companies have even sent someone out to assess the damage. That means less disruption to their businesses and their lives. For example, the Molenaar family, which has been farming for six generations, faced both a hailstorm and a derecho (a dangerous windstorm) within four days. The hailstorm decimated a family car, and the derecho damaged several buildings, a storage bin and other equipment.

“You feel a little lost when you have that amount of damage, wondering what you’re going to have for grain storage,” Loren Molenmaar says. “You need to know you’re covered, and you’ve got somebody covering your back.” Within two weeks, they knew exactly what would be covered financially.

As an agent, you’re not just an insurance provider. You’re an integral part of your community. It’s rewarding to know that you’re there for the people you care about, and that Farm Bureau is supporting you so you can help them. 

Recognized in National Rankings

The top-quality service Farm Bureau provides hasn’t gone unnoticed. The company’s awards include:

  • Forbes’ list of America’s Best Insurance Companies for term life, permanent life, auto and homeowners’ insurance.
  • Ward’s 50, which recognizes outstanding financial results in safety, consistency and performance. Farm Bureau has made the list 23 times.
  • A.M. Best, where Farm Bureau has consistently earned excellent ratings for meeting their obligations to policyholders for more than 50 years. 

Dedicated to the People and Places We Serve

Farm Bureau’s commitment to local communities goes beyond our client/members. Our emphasis on social responsibility means we give back in a range of ways. Almost all of our agents do public service work. Along with improving people’s lives in their areas, they build strong relationships with their current and future client/members. Plus, they connect with other volunteers who share their values.

Some Farm Bureau agents find that their career allows them to return to their roots and build a business in the town where they grew up. It’s a chance to live among and serve people they know, while giving their children the opportunity to grow up largely the way they did. 

Join a Company With a Track Record You Can Depend On

If you’re ready to make a move where you can be your own boss, backed by the reputation of an industry leader, a future with Farm Bureau might be right for you. Contact the district manager in your area to learn more